pen has every right

The PEN American Center has decided to award the editors of Charlie Hebdo, but two writers with African roots did not agree. They decided to protest against thee award. Their names are Teju Cole and Taiye Selasi. Another writer with African roots, Alain Mabanckou, decided to be there and he is in favour of the award. 

In this article the position of the French magazine Charlie Hebdo is compared to the German magazine ‘Der Stürmer’, an anti-Semitic magazine in the days of the nazi power in the Germany of the 1930’s. 

Charlie Hebdo is not for those who like subtlety and suavity in their satire.

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I enjoy reading about Africa. New books. Old books. By African writers. By non-African writers. Novel. History. Travel. Biographies. Autobiographies. Politics. Colonialism. Poetry.

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